Month: October 2016

The Compiled Military Service Record of Heye Albers

Finding out something about the military career of Heye Albers in Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” was not as difficult as one might expect. The Compiled Military Service Record for Heye L. Albers’ service in Company F of the 1 Regiment United States Volunteer Cavalry is available online at the National Archives website. One card from […]


Don’t Steal My Stuff

[this appeared on my old blog site in December of 2012 and we’ve moved it over as the old site will eventually fade away.] Note: I’m not a lawyer and I don’t play one on the Internet. Seek legal counsel if you have serious copyright issues you wish to pursue legally–but remember–it ain’t cheap. I […]

Nebraska Marriage Database at FamilySearch

FamilySearch has had a database of Nebraska marriages for some time, published as “Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995” on FamilySearch. Specific search results indicate that the image is at a “partner site.” Usually when an image is at a partner site, it means that a subscription to the site is required if one is not in a FamilySearch center when […]

An OCR Funny

This little gem was located when searching, but it can happen on any site that performs OCR searches. The word was in the hair. A search for “mimka” on located a “reference” in the hair of a photograph of a man that appeared in a 1966 issue of The Des Moines Register. After all, that was where […]